Friday, July 15, 2011

Lonny: July/August Issue

As most of you probably already know the new issue of Lonny magazine came out a few days ago.  Is it OK to say I was a little underwhelmed with it?  It's usually so full of enticing images and decor but this not time, not so much...of course there was some good in it so I'll share it with you.

One of the first things that grabbed my attention was the brief history of the Art Deco movement.  As I love the architecture (I still say the Chrysler Building is by far the most magnificent testament to this era) and especially lighting I was eager to soak up the facts:
  • The style came of age between the two world wars, specifically in the April of 1925.
  • Although it has modernist origins it is highly informed by traditional design.
  • It is characterised by taut geometric lines and arches.

Caitlin McGauley painting illustrating the era on pp 63 & 64

While the colours/patterns are not for me, I LOVE these gigantic floor cushions.

I thought Ruthie Sommers tips for transforming a fixer-upper on p157 were great:
  1. Buy great artwork.
  2. Fill it with things you love.
  3. Create tablescapes and collect books.
  4. Seek out high-quality investment pieces.
  5. Throw many a party with lots of happy people.

I like the thought/presentation that's gone into this drinks tray.

I'm a little bit crazy about these mirrored frames.  

And that sadly was it :(  Am happy to be proven wrong if you can point out anything fab that I've missed but until then I wait patiently for an improvement in the next issue.


Fashion Friday

This week in fashion...

Nicole Kidman, Liz Hurley & Brooklyn Decker glammed it up in red...

 Images from here

Paris Hilton and Serena Williams hammed it up in pink...

   Images from here

Cameron Diaz & Cheryl Cole kept it casual...

  Images from here

And Christie Brinkley kept it coy.

  Image from here

Wishing everyone a fabulously fashionable weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vogue & The City

I am nothing if not a diehard SJP fan so you can imagine the euphoria when I found out that she was next month's Vogue cover girl and that Mario Testino had photographed the entire family. Of course I had to share the fabulosity.

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 Naturally SJP and Vogue go way back.


Hurry up and fly to me o'seas issue :)


Tuesday Torture

Well I lost 1.4kg tonight which brings my total loss to 9.3kg.  It was a relief to lose again after putting on for the last 2 weeks in a row.  I walked 4 times last week and apart from a few shockers was really quite good with my eating, so I'm glad for the great loss.

It's a particularly good loss because I went under the 85kg mark which of course means reward time, ding ding ding!  Every 5kg remember, so tomorrow night I will be sashaying out to dinner with my new mesh bag from Oroton.  I like it, I like it a lot.

It feels like I've loved these bags forever, I got my very first Oroton mesh purse in Grade 2 (I know!) and the spell has never worn off.  If you're in the market for something shiny and new it is a FABULOUS time to buy one of these beauties as they are $70 off at the moment!  That is a discount not to be scoffed at.  Have a look here.

I'm back (and just a little bit sparkly).

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Today is the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square and I thought it's magnificent colours were worth sharing.

Image from National Geographic here

Absolutely no disrespect intended of course but I can seriously imagine Willy Wonka waving from one of those windows.  Just amazing.


Royal Tour Fashion: Day 11

Well as enthralling as it has been following the fashion minutiae of the royal tour to North America you will be relieved to know that it finally drew to a close yesterday and Will & Kate are safely back home in the UK (I only wish I had the pictures to prove that less you fear these tedious fashion posts go on forever).  

A quick review of Kate's many fabulous outfits and what I should have done in the first place - a grand collection of pictures at the end.


All images from here

Go in peace,
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